Studio Beatrice, 230 NW 6th, Corvallis, Oregon
I spent Friday morning setting up for a show at Beatrice Rubenfeld’s new gallery in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Her gallery is set in a 1910 home which still has the original molding and picture rails. It’s a charming setting, and hanging the show was like playing with a giant doll house. My paintings fill the former the dining room and parlor. My polymer clay dragons have found a home in the built-in china cabinet. Beatrice Rubenfeld and other local artists’ work occupy the two bedrooms.
Beatrice’s gallery is open Fridays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and by appointment. My show runs from February 12th through March 11th. There will be an reception Thursday, February 18th, from 4:00-8:00 pm during the Corvallis Art Walk. Marshall Adams will entertain us with musical surprises. And of course there will be wine and food.
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216 (9.5 x 13.5 watercolor) $175
This is the same alley I painted for “Alley Shortcut,” but on the opposite side of the street facing the other way. Once again I’m looking into the sun as it peeks out from the clouds. This time it’s afternoon sun and it strikes the alley at an angle so the back lit effect is not quite so pronounced.
I must admit I like painting alleys. There’s something sublime about making trash cans beautiful.
Painted in multiple transparent washes. Most of the painting has at least five or six transparent layers of paint. The palette is brown madder, quinacridone rose, cobalt blue, phthalo blue, cerulean blue, and raw sienna.
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The Sun Peeks Out at 2nd Street (10 x 14 watercolor) $250
Once again the sun on wet pavement caught my eye. But this time it’s mid afternoon and threatening to rain again soon. The light was spectacular. Sunlight streaming from between the clouds always seems so much brighter.
The street is the Corvallis street I know best, SW 2nd looking south toward Art in the Valley and The New Morning Bakery.
The palate is what is becoming my new standard: phthalo blue, cobalt blue, quinacridone brown madder, and raw sienna. I painted conventionally working from light to dark in multiple transparent layers. The “blacks” are phthalo blue and brown madder.
Available through Art in the Valley, Corvallis, Oregon. Or purchase a print through Fine Art America.
Alley Shortcut (10 x 14 watercolor) SOLD
I drove into Corvallis a little early a couple mornings ago and spent the extra time before opening the gallery taking pictures of downtown. The sun was out, but it had just recently rained and the streets were still wet. The light was gorgeous. This little alley is just a couple blocks from Art in the Valley. The reflected light running up the damp pavement caught my eye.
I used a limited palate, but not as limited as my last cityscape: cobalt blue, phthalo blue, raw sienna and quinacridone brown madder. The vast bulk of the painting is brown madder and phthalo blue.
[This painting sold February 23rd 2012, but you may still purchase a print from Fine Art America.]